Orchard Cottage (Braithwaite)
Orchard Cottage is a charmingly cosy holiday home nestled in Braithwaite. Sleeping six people in three lovely bedrooms this is an ideal base from which to launch your Lake District Adventures. The cottage has been lovingly brought up to date with stylish decor, luxurious furnishings and modern appliances while retaining much of its traditional charm in features such as exposed beams, decorative fireplaces and stone floors.
Braithwaite is a delightful village at the foot of the Newlands Valley, on the edge of Whinlatter Forest Park and close to the shores of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. It is perfectly situated for making the most of the fell walking in the area; indeed, you can walk up Barrow, Causey Pike or Grisedale Pike straight from the cottage. There is also a wealth of easier strolling to be had. The village itself boasts three pubs and a restaurant serving good food and local real ales In fact, guests at Orchard Cottage have the Ivy House right next door and the Royal Oak just a few metres further. There's also a much-loved shop that is a hub for village life just a short stroll away. Whinlatter Forest is an absolute must for visitors with miles of cycling and walking tracks, an excellent cafe, imaginative playpark and a "Go-Ape" high ropes course where you can test your mettle on a series of exhilarating obstacles high up in the forest canopy.
For a taste of local town life then Keswick lies just two miles away. It's a bustling market town with independent shops, good pubs, restaurants and cafes. Keswick has its own cinema and the gorgeous Theatre by the Lake not to mention a huge choice of outdoor shops and adventure companies ready to take you out and test your wilder side! Why not explore beautiful Derwentwater either by stately launch or under your own steam in a kayak or rowing boat? Braithwaite really does make the perfect place to launch your adventures or just enjoy what's on the doorstep.